TJ Jones Information Resource Center
"The T.J. Jones Library strives to provide the best resources with superior service in a welcoming environment."
The library at North Central University is named in honor of Rev. Thomas Jones (1896-1969), familiarly known as T.J. Originally from England, Rev. Jones joined the faculty at North Central in 1946, establishing himself as a highly skilled Bible teacher whose life demonstrated the importance of reading and study. Later, he donated a large portion of his personal library to help North Central start its first library collection.
The T.J. Jones Library is located on three floors of a beautiful historic neoclassical mansion in downtown Minneapolis. The building provides generous study space for individuals and groups of students, including many computer workstations on all three levels. In addition to the library stacks, the library also maintains the university archives and special collections, such as Rare Books and the Pentecostal Studies Collection. The unique collections of the T.J. Jones Library have brought in many independent researchers, particularly those interested in the Pentecostal and Charismatic movements.
The library collection continues to expand to support the curriculum of the university. In recent years, the electronic resources have seen rapid growth to utilize the new opportunities available for scholarship. Students are able to access the most current research through online databases, which provide instant access to full-text articles. Materials that are not found in the library collection can be easily obtained through Interlibrary Loan, which is offered free of charge.
In addition to being open over 80 hours per week, the library also offers a 24/7 library chat service. The staff and student workers at T.J. Jones Library are happy to help students find resources and refine their research skills to succeed in college and achieve their goals.